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AAPG will join with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in the publication of a new, peer-reviewed journal for advancing the practice of subsurface interpretation.

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Chevron Corporation has made a multi-year commitment of $1 million over four years in support of AAPG student programs.

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The spotlight is on AAPG Honorary Member Dan Tearpock who shares the ‘The 10 Habits’ for successful prospect generation and evaluation.

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An AAPG member is asked to provide a study on fractures and seismicity in New York, putting him at the epicenter of the state's debate over the use of hydraulic fracturing.

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The AAPG BULLETIN has expanded its online presence to include a preview of upcoming BULLETIN articles.

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For AAPG award-winning geology professor Carlton Brett, the earth is his classroom. Literally.

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The AAPG Foundation’s Distinguished Lecture spring tours are slated to begin March 4 and will include five speakers traveling throughout North America.

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The technical program has been set for the inaugural Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC).

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Emphasis: Seismic

 

There is a palpable sense among those who track such things that oilfield service companies will have a better 2013 than 2012 – and the news couldn't come at a better time.

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Geophysical interpretation is playing a major role in optimizing production performance via well placement, especially in tight oil reservoirs.

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What happens in the reservoir following hydrofracturing? Microseismic monitoring is providing some important answers.

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A regional database of more than 3,500 producing Eagle Ford wells is helping to highlight production trends and optimal engineering parameters.

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3-D seismic data are being viewed as the way to reduce drilling cost overruns and maximize ultimate recovery from a shale-producing field – and for relatively minimal additional cost.

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Standing Columns

I can remember hearing, way back in 1977, the president of a major oil company that I worked for say that the United States had run out of oil and gas – there was not much left to find and develop.

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AAPG is a science publisher. It’s a tradition that dates back to our founding. And our flagship journal, the BULLETIN, and our special publications are usually a core part of a petroleum geoscientist’s professional library.

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Once again, Hollywood is on the offensive against the oil industry – a documentary titled “Greedy Lying Bastards: Big Oil’s Dirty Secret” is scheduled for release this month.

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Interpreters use phase each time they design a wavelet to tie seismic data to a well log synthetic.

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In a November 2012 report, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) reported that a historically strong commitment to research and development (R&D) by government and industry has assured the United States leads the world in technology and innovation.

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After World War II, the United States suddenly found itself with nuclear explosives, a tool for which there were few obvious uses other than spectacular and indiscriminate destruction. 

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This seems like the perfect time to summarize Canadian oil and gas activity in 2012. 

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The AAPG Foundation proudly supports the endeavors of the world’s largest professional geological society, AAPG. 

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